Now celebrating his fifth year in showbiz, Awra Briguela happily recalled his humble beginnings as a child star in the latest vlog of Kid Yambao.
In the two-part video, the 18-year-old actor shared how Coco Martin and Vice Ganda played a huge role back when he was just starting as a child star.
Since he has no background in acting, Awra recalled how Coco guided him during his "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" stint, his first-ever project as an actor.
“Si Kuya Coco ‘yung pinaka nagturo sa akin sa acting. Dahil nga bata ako na walang muwang nu’n, nu’ng nagte-taping ako medyo [nahihiya] ako sa mga tao nu’n. Siyempre ang daming camera. So natingin ako kung saan-saan,” he recalled.
Among the things he learned when he was just starting is to always give your best shot in whatever project you're doing.
“Ako naman kasi, 12 years old ako nu’n eh. Ayokong sayangin ‘yung opportunity. Big star na ‘yung mga kasama ko bigla eh, Coco Martin, Vice Ganda. So, kung ano ‘yung makabubuti sa akin na sinasabi nila na ganito gawin mo, ginagawa ko siya tapos ginagalingan ko talaga,” he said.
Apart from Coco, Awra said the "It's Showtime" host gave him more opportunities in showbiz where he got to portray who he really is.
“Naalagaan talaga ako ni Kuya Coco at ni Ate Vice. Kaya [rin] nagka-movie kami ‘yung 'Super Parental Guardians.' Dun ko nailabas ‘yung totoong ako talaga. Kasi sa 'Probinsyano,' Mac-mac ako na nagtatagong bakla."
“Eh noong kami ni Ate Vice, ‘yung mga spaghetti namin, ‘yung mga viral na eksena namin, du’n ‘yung parang 'Ito talaga ako.' ‘Yung gusto ko ‘yung ganitong ganap. Nu’ng time na ‘yun, nabigyan ako ng break kay Meme Vice. After ng 'Super Parental Guardians,' nag-'Your Face Sounds Familiar ako,'” he shared.
But perhaps what Awra is most proud of is how he was able to juggle showbiz and his studies for the past five years. Just recently, he completed Junior High School last year amid the pandemic.
“Never akong nag-stop mag-aral sa buong [showbiz] journey ko. Five years akong nag-aartista, never akong nag-stop mag-aral,” he said.
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